years ago you came into the world quietly.....unlike the normal cry
that every parent expect to hear from their new born, we knew there'd be
no cry but silence..... 11 years on
it still breaks my heart not having you here with me~~~ baby Mikah, I
love you so much, have a fantastic angel birthday....you are missed
say the hardest thing in the world is losing a parent. I can now say
that isn't true. The hardest thing in the world is losing a child.
Someone you raised and watched grow everyday. Someone you taught how to
walk and talk. Someone you showed how to love. It's the worst thing to
ever happen to anyone. My son died of a seizure. He brought me so much
joy. He was my everything. Those 16 years of
being his father taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop
and be thankful for our children and children should stop and be
thankful for their parents. Because, life is very short. Spend time with
your parents and parents spend time with your children. Treat them
well. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won't be
there anymore. What I truly learned most of all is, love everyday like
it's your last. Because, one day, it will be. Take chances and go live
life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them everyday. Don't take
any moment for granted. Life is worth living."
I feel quite angry when a westerner is condescending, saying life in the east is cheap. My blood boiled when I see parents driving with a small baby on her lap, a toddler steering, and a smaller child on her lap.
Is it education? Is it policing to solve this issue?
Is life cheap? A mother who has lost her child will tell you no loss is cheap.
Senior Pastor Jonathan Dove is a bereaved parent like me. In my experience with bereaved parents, a question often asked is," God, why did you take my child."
Greenlane Christian Centre's senior pastor Jonathan Dove is asking for the tough questions.
What have you always wanted to ask God?
the question being posed by Auckland's Greenlane Christian Centre. The
centre is running a fun initiative aiming to find out what New
Zealanders really want to know about God. They've set up a website where
members of the public can ask their questions anonymously, and the five
most common questions will be addressed in Q & A sessions during
their July services.
A team of trained theologians are behind the
campaign, and they will be conducting research to answer the questions
as thoroughly as they can.
Senior pastor Jonathan Dove says the campaign is getting a lot of attention.